Steve Stevlic, the man behind Tea Party Patriots Chicago, and super blogger Kathy Barkulis will be on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago with Matt and Perri on Monday, April 19 at 7:00 a.m. to discuss the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party and more. You can listen live at http://wvon.com/.
Last year's Tax Day Tea Party got a lot of criticism, and Andrew Marcus at Breitbart's BigJournalism.com noted in March, 2010 that there were problems with the organization in 2009. Enter Steve Stevlic, 2010: He's cleaning up the city's Tea Party scene. The rogue "Chicago Tea Patriots" have been pushed aside and are now an outcast rogue group. Stevlic's organization, "Tea Party Patriots Chicago," is more into promoting the cause of liberty and reform than the previous group was.
Not all of the problems were directly due to the Chicago Tea Patriots, however. Dan Proft, former candidate for Illinois governor, deserves much of the blame. "The first Tea Party demonstration was co-opted by Dan Proft, a political consultant in Cicero, IL," wrote HillBuzz, "who makes a lot of money off that city by billing repeatedly for the same PR services, using a redundancy scheme where he gets paid once for publicizing City Hall or the town park, then gets a second check for 'doing PR work' for the street those buildings are on." Proft is also a frequent commentator on WLS 890 AM, although only God and their management knows why.
Andrew Marcus, HillBuzz and others have engaged in hyperbole in pronouncing the Tea Party movement in Chicago as "collapsed." It went through some rough spots and growing pains in its first year. Now in its second year, the steady stewardship of Steve Stevlic of his Tea Party Patriots Chicago shows great promise. (They are under the umbrella of the statewide Illinois Tea Party Patriots.) After all, the April 15, 2010 Tax Day Tea Party at Daley Plaza was a smashing success. Dan Proft, it should be noted, was not in attendance this year.
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